Easter Tweak on a Garage Sale Find Wreath

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First of all, I want to "blame" Meegan @whatmeeganmakes for getting me into making seasonal wreaths, lol! In the past, I was never interested in wreaths, but ever since I was inspired by one of her wreaths, I have been looking for just the right inspiration to make a wreath for each season.
I found this wreath at a garage sale early last fall. I wasn't sure whether I should take those fake flowers off or not...but I let it sit at home for a while.
Recently, I was able to carve out a little time to make a wreath out of this, so brown paper bag and plastic Easter eggs became my inspiration.
I cut a brown paper bag in half and folded the sleeve down to make it look like a bird's nest.
I thought that's pretty good, pretty simple, and wanted to end the project there.
But then I saw a blogger named Heather Metzler's plastic Easter egg project that was turned into to look like real eggs.
So I "sorta" followed her instruction by putting one coat of white chalky paint and then used paint that mimicked other egg colors and also added speckles.
They turned out to be pretty good!
I think this was a much better idea!
I cut up some twine to make it look like straws, and used hot glue to hold them together on the wreath.
Initially, I used whatever the ribbon I had at home...bc I didn't want to spend money...but it just didn't look right. Luckily, Joann fabric was having a 60% off sale on their ribbons. I thought the Royal purple and spring green was perfect for the occasion and they also matched with the colors on the wreath.
trying out the ribbon tape I had at home.
This was the ribbon tape I had at home..in yellow plaid. I would like to think that it was the right move to get the royal purple and spring green color tapes.
There you have my Easter wreath. I hope Meegan is proud of me. Sometimes, a little tweak can go a long way on garage sale finds. My cost includes the plastic eggs(my kids are all grown up so I had to buy a pkg at Wal-Mart, 12 eggs for 0.88) 2 ribbon tapes which I can use it again, for about 7.00 and 2.00 for the wreath and the 3 bottles of paint at 0.77 each. My time includes waiting time for the paint to dry.
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  • Hannah V Hannah V on Feb 22, 2016
    Oh so sweet!

  • Grace Grace on Feb 22, 2016
    Thank you Meegan! It's actually brown paper bag, you know those lunch bags? It means so much to hear from you that you think this is beautiful. Thanks again! :D